Associate Dean, CELS/Extension and Agricultural Programs
Associate Dean, CELS/Extension and Agricultural ProgramsPosition Number:
Non-Union Non-Classified StaffPay Grade Level:
18Pay Grade Range:
Salary commensurate with education and experienceStatus :
Calendar Year, Full-time, LimitedDepartment:
Extension and Agricultural ProgramsContact(s):
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Campus Location:
NoExtension Contingency Notes:
This is a full-time, calendar year position with renewable three-year terms of appointment.Job Description Summary:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 21, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 21, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
Assist and advise the Dean on all matters of administration, including the following: budget preparation and implementation; personnel matters including both faculty and non-faculty hiring, promotion, terminations, salary reviews and workload planning; and Land Grant program focus, evaluation, and review.Duties and Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as Associate Director of Cooperative Extension.
Responsible for the development and delivery of Extension programs, supervision of staff and students in the URI Mallon Outreach Center, instruction and resource management.
Responsible for the application of research through outreach and Extension activities and programs in areas that include, but are not limited to, food safety and nutrition; sustainable energy, climate change and the environment; food production and sustainability; youth, family and community; and international outreach programs.
Facilitate and participate in the development and teaching of programs emerging from outreach curricula directed towards diverse state stakeholders.
Oversee program planning, priority setting and outcome assessments. Write grants and secure external funding to support ongoing and new Extension programming.
Cultivate and maintain working relationships with department chairs and faculty. Integrate faculty into ongoing Extension programming as well as inclusion of faculty in the development of new outreach programs.
Develop and maintain working relationship with the Agricultural Experiment Station, its principal investigators and its projects. Contribute to the ongoing integration of the research and outreach efforts of the Land Grant programs.
Coordinate all College programs, projects and facilities associated with Extension and Agricultural programs. In coordination with the Dean, ensure strategic use of resources to achieve stated goals and objectives and advance the Land Grant mission.
Collaborate with the Dean, Associate Dean, and directors in budget preparation, planning, and evaluating all aspects of the College.
Coordinate all services offered through Land Grant programs.
Teach course(s) in an area of sustainability or in an area that will contribute to the College’s instructional capabilities.
Supervise graduate and undergraduate experiential learning opportunities.
Develop community and professional networks.
Participate in College and University outreach and service.
Represent the College on various institutional committees, at assigned University functions, and at designated off-campus events.
Provide support and assistance in the graduate education, research, and public service function of the College.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform general administrative functions on behalf of the Dean.
May assume responsibility for the College in the absence of the Dean.
Perform other duties as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers and printers; electronic mail, scheduling, and calendar programs; word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.Required Qualifications:
1.Doctoral degree in life sciences.
2.Minimum ten years of professional experience in Agricultural or Environmental leadership.
3.Demonstrated experience with Cooperative Extension programs.
4.Demonstrated outreach experience (i.e., event management, media relations, program development, implementation, and management, etc.)
5.Demonstrated experience in grant development.
6.Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications related to outreach programs or development of official publications related to Agricultural or Environmental programs.
7.Demonstrated record of public speaking through print, broadcast and/or social media.
8.Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
9.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
10.Demonstrated supervisory experience.
11.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.Preferred Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated experience with contracts.
2. Demonstrated teaching experience at the college level.
3. Demonstrated organizational skills.
4. Demonstrated record of working with multiple disciplines and/or multi-disciplinary groups.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.Posting Date:
04/07/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter/Letter of Intent.
(#2) Curriculum Vitae.
(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).Quicklink for Posting: